advisory opinion

Definition of "advisory opinion"
  1. A statement that clarifies the legal rule on a specific matter, provided by a court, administrative agency, or attorney general, without addressing a dispute between parties
How to use "advisory opinion" in a sentence
  1. The Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion on the proposed legislation.
  2. The administrative agency sought an advisory opinion on new regulations.
  3. The Attorney General issued an advisory opinion on the legality of the proposed action.

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